- Paperback: 516 pages
- Publisher: iUniverse (October 10, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0595100252
- ISBN-13: 978-0595100255
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,308,236 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Snowflakes in the Sahara
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The dental forensics used by the medical examiners to ascertain identity, etc., was informative. It's a page turner! -- Saul Katz - Lenox Hill Book Store, New York City
a clever novel that you can't help but sink your literary teeth into... -- Howard S. Glazer, DDS, FAAFS - Deputy Chief Forensic Dentist Office of Chief Medical Examiner
mixes the sinister ingredients of global warming and an oh-so-American wish for a quick-fix...whose character goes unexamined. -- Susan Hall - author and filmmaker
From the Author
Snowflakes.... is about America's worst nightmare: not a nuclear attack, not an avian bird-flu virus, but global warming at its worst! And when America's bread basket dries up and withers like it did the dust bowl era, what will it do? Snowflakes in the Sahara is the ultimate example of Manifest Destiny.
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"Snowflakes in the Sahara" is a uniquework that introduces a new character to today's poplular fiction:Carly Mason. Carly Mason is a forensic dentist, who combines uniqueskills to identify people - both living and dead.
Here's a synopsis,with a comment by a reviewer:
Set in the backdrop of theever-worsening global warming, "Snowflakes in the Sahara" is thestory of a Svengali-like mind-manipulator (Lute Aurum) who teams upwith an American business icon (Jeremy Steel) to take over the WhiteHouse. When their puppet (Aldous Fromm) is installed as president,Aurum and Steel are poised to pull off the greatest heist in history.They plan to grab Canada for themselves by hiding behind thesanctimonious mantra of "Manifest Destiny." What's good forAmerica is good for the world. And they almost pull it off, if itweren't for Carly Mason.
Carly Mason heads the Big Apple's MedicalExaminer's office forensic dental unit. But she wasn't always a toothsleuth. Carly first met Lute Aurum when she traveled to his Instituteof Humanetics in Arizona in order to acquire the business skills shelacked as a wet-fingered dentist. She was determined to get her pieceof life's riches, to trade in her plastic spoon for a sterling silverone. But when faced with the emotional price Aurum extracted fromeach of his disciples, she bolted...only she could never escape thefar-reaching tentacles of Lute Aurum's reach.
One terrible day, twodisasters strike America at the same time: the president's helicoptercarrying him to Camp David crashes, and a bomb explodes in RockefellerCenter, leaving three bodies unidentified. Carly is by turns toughand inquisitive, clever and cunning. She will need all her skills todiscover the victims' names. As she gets closer to the truth, akiller is dispatched to silence her. What follows is a gripping taleof heroism against all odds. What's frightening is that"Snowflakes in the Sahara" is a tale that is only a presidentialelection away.
"Snowflakes in the Sahara" is a clever novelthat you can't help but sink your literary teeth into, as Carly Masondoes for forensic dentistry what Quincy did for medicine. Carly is aone-of-a-kind heroine who helps solve a multi-national mystery byusing her forensic bag of tricks. Winter is not only a skillfulwriter who knows how to weave a good tale, he makes"Snowflakes..." leap off the pages, because he's one of us.Move over Kay Scarpetta and Patricia Cornwell, Winter's Carly Masonjust may be the next female super sleuth!"
Howard S. Glazer,DDS, FAAFS Deputy Chief Forensic Dentist Office of Chief MedicalExaminer, City of New York
"Snowflakes..." is the resultof 10 years of grit and hard work. What's important, is that theforensic/cult parts are based on true stories. I'd love you hear yourcomments.
Alan A. Winter, author, "Snowflakesin the Sahara"...